Opening Up by Writing It Down, Third Edition: How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain

Narrated by: Douglas James
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Expressing painful emotions is hard - yet it can actually improve our mental and physical health.This lucid, compassionate audiobook has introduced tens of thousands of listeners to expressive writing, a simple yet powerful self-help technique grounded in scientific research. Leading experts James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth describe how taking just a few minutes to write about deeply felt personal experiences or problems may help you:

  • Heal old emotional wounds
  • Feel a greater sense of well-being
  • Decrease stress
  • Improve relationships
  • Boost your immune system

Vivid stories and examples yield compelling insights into secrets, self-disclosure, and the hidden price of silence. The third edition incorporates findings from hundreds of recent studies and includes practical exercises to help you try expressive writing for yourself. It features extensive new information on specific health benefits, as well as when the approach may not be helpful.

Opening Up by Writing It Down is wonderfully narrated by Douglas James, and comes with a downloadable PDF, which includes all writing exercises contained in the book.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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found it very interesting but a bit hard to follow. narration could have been better.

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  • 09-14-19

Great book, great technique

I’ve been using expressive writing (EW) to help manage and reduce chronic pain. I wanted to learn a bit more about the technique. This book explains the research findings on the successes and limitations of EW in an accessible way. I recommend reading this book and definitely recommend giving it a go!